Space Events and Conferences to Visit in November 2022

2nd Nov 2022
Space Events and Conferences to Visit in November 2022

This month is full of exciting, scientific, and educational events focused on space technology. Our editorial team has gathered the most interesting space events worth visiting in November 2022. 

WebSummit: 3… 2… 1… Lift off: What the future of space looks like

When: 1-4 November

Where: Lisbon and online

Web Summit brings together 70,000+ people and companies redefining the tech industry. This year, the event will also include a talk on the space sector. Volodymyr Levykin, CEO of Skyrora, one of the most innovative rocket companies in the UK, will speak about the future of the industry on 3rd November. The discussion will focus on how to make space tech greener, what is the role of investors in supporting this new ecosystem, and the big players vs startup development.

SpaceUP Scotland 2022

When: 5 November 

Where: Online and offline

InSpace, 1 Crichton Street Newington EH8 9AB United Kingdom

Postponed due to the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the space event is back to celebrate and strengthen Space collaboration between Scotland and Ukraine. The event hosts both impromptu T-5 and T-15 grid talks, along with interesting discussions with industry and academic experts.

The conference welcomes students, academics, industry experts, or just those interested in space.

Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds

When: 07-13 November

Where: Edinburgh, UK

A multidisciplinary, four- to five-day international conference titled “Forming and Exploring Habitable Worlds” will be held in Edinburgh, UK, in November 2022. This space event will provide a forum for the exchange of new interdisciplinary findings and ideas across two principal themes:

1) The origins of habitable bodies in and beyond our home Solar System

2) Space exploration and its governance: priorities, visions, concerns and ambitions.

The space event also includes additional activities and opportunities. You can find out more about the meeting and programme on the website

Global MILSATCOM 2022

When: October 8-10

Where: London, United Kingdom

The SAE Media Group have announced the return of the 24th annual Global MilSatCom Conference & Exhibition with an event in London. As one of the top military SATCOM events globally, it attracts over 600 experts from the military, government and industry to discuss pressing issues. 

The event provides a venue for meeting and interacting with industry specialists, building partnerships, discovering the latest trends in military SATCOM, and learning about the most forward-looking technologies to shape the sphere in the future. During the event, 45+ nations’ representatives will attend over 55 conference sessions listening to more than 50 speakers. 

The visitor will join the SKYNET 6 discussion, receive updates on the Spanish NG program, and learn about the latest developments in South Korea. More information is available here.  

The James Webb Space Telescope: creating a new era in Astronomy

When: 9 November

Where: Online

Dr Matt Mountain, President of AURA and Telescope Scientist for JWST, will deliver the 24th Hintze Lecture, “The James Webb Space Telescope: creating a new era in Astronomy”.

Dr Mountain will share his experience working on the telescope and what it took to successfully build and launch JWST. It’s going to be a thrilling story of creating the most powerful telescope so far. 

The event is free, so anyone can join online after registration.

Premier screening of ‘Last exit: Space’

When: 12 November

Where: The Royal Institution 

21 Albemarle Street London W1S 4BS United Kingdom

You can visit the magnificent Royal Institution theatre to enjoy “Last Exit: Space.”

This documentary, which is narrated by Werner Herzog, examines the space race, whether humanity has outgrown the earth and the potential outcomes of space colonisation. In the end, the audience will have an opportunity to discuss the movie and ask questions.

SENSE Industry Symposium

When: 16 November

Where: Edinburgh Climate Change Institute 

High School Yards Edinburgh EH1 1LZ United Kingdom

The event gathers different speakers who will present their ideas about the role of satellite data in environmental science and discuss the importance of satellite data for decision-making. The second part of the event will focus more on the meaning of education, including a discussion about the challenges faced by organisations in terms of skills gaps, new technology requirements, and how academia and industry can work together to overcome the challenges.

Made for Space 2022

When: 22-23 November

Where: The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) Pilot Way Coventry CV7 9JU United Kingdom

While visiting this two-day intensive conference, one will have a chance to explore the opportunities and possibilities for manufacturing within the global space sector.

International experts from space and advanced manufacturing sectors are brought together by Made For Space. They will demonstrate how new manufacturing technologies and approaches, such as digital engineering, automation and robotics, artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, and more, can advance the Third Space Age.

Orbit South Coast: November 2022

When: 23 November

Where: Portsmouth Technopole Kingston Crescent Portsmouth PO2 8FA United Kingdom

On Wednesday, 23rd November, you can join the monthly networking event, ORBIT SOUTH COAST, for free. This is one of the regular space events that should definitely be on your calendar.

The space event aims to connect key players in the UK space industry and provide an opportunity to discover the region’s space-related activities whilst discussing the sector on both a local and national level. Each month experts gather to share our knowledge and skills. Don’t miss the chance to learn about the latest industry news, listen to experts across the sector, and share your thoughts and ideas with other attendees.

Space North East Cascade and Network

When: 24 November

Where: Hybrid – TEAMS link and offline

Space Enterprise Lab, Discovery 1, NETPark NETPark Sedgefield TS21 3FD UK

Each month the North East Satellite Applications Catapult Centre of Excellence, which is funded by the Satellite Applications Catapult and UK Space Agency to grow the satellite and space sector in the region, holds the event. To be held on the last Thursday of every month, these will usually be one-hour sessions.

At the moment of writing this article, there are not many details about the topic of discussion. So, follow the updates at the above link to know more. 

Reinventing Space Conference 2022

When: 28-29 November

Where: Aerospace Bristol, Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 5BZ, UK

Reinventing Space, a conference and exhibition held by the British Interplanetary Society, aims to advance humankind’s space capabilities in the future and predict the trends that will shape the space industry in a decade. Innovators from industry, agency, government, financiers, academia and end users annually gather in one place to present and discuss the key challenges and opportunities for future space leadership and growth.

This year’s theme for these space events is Strategic Foundations for New Space.

Roundtable: How do Space Analogues Build Space Communities on Earth?

When: 29 November

Where: IAS Forum Room G17, Ground Floor, South Wing, UCL Gower Street London WC1E 6BT United Kingdom

Space fans can join a discussion on how space analogue missions can help design, implement, and reinforce a sense of community on Earth and in potential colonies in space. Visitors will discuss the value of community-building in these settings and how they produce particular social environments. This roundtable will interrogate and examine crew dynamics, the research conducted during analogue missions, online communities, such as the Analog Astronaut Community, and in-person ones that are produced through participating in analogues.

On this list, there is something to experience for every space fan. We sincerely hope that you will find it useful, visit and participate in some of (or maybe all) the above space events, and gain new knowledge about space exploration, space business and our universe.

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